India today successfully flight-tested its precision strike BrahMos weapon, which is called the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
At 8:42 this morning, the BrahMos hit its designated target with pin-point accuracy in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
“Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy,” tweeted the defence ministry.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the successful fight test and said it will be a further increase for the country’s security.
Today’s flight-test comes on the heels of another major milestone from last November, when the Brahmos was successfully test-fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.
BrahMos has become the preferred conventional precision strike-weapon for the armed forces. The sleek supersonic cruise missile flies at almost three times the speed of sound, at Mach 2.8. The armed forces have already inducted the 290-km range land and warship-based versions of the BrahMos missiles over the last decade.